This is a true story happened in China. China is a magical place, even you can make money like this.
Xiao is a swindler, he is lazy and bad, he wants to be rich but he is unwilling to pay any effort.
One day he sent a simple bulk SMS “Please remit the money to the card, the card number is ……” to thousands of strangers and hoped to hit the jackpot so he can have a luxury life.
Coincidentally, at the same time in the bank, a realty company manager Qiao was going to remit 1.75 million yuan (300,000 dollars) to buy a piece of land, suddenly he received a message “Please remit the money to the card, the card number is ……” Qiao thought it was from the chamberlain, so he remitted 1.75 million yuan to that card at the same day.
Xiao was so exciting that he received such a large sum of money, “God helps who cheat others.” Xiao immediately spent 50,000 dollars on gold and diamond.
After a few months, Qiao found that chamberlain didn’t received one cent at all, he called the police then the police freeze Xiao’s card immediately. Xiao was charged for fraud and sentenced to 12 years in prison, fined 100,000 yuan. Xiao’s wife He was charged for disguising or concealing the crime and sentenced to 2 years in prison, fined 30,000 yuan. Xiao’s good life is over, he never knows “God helps who help themselves”.
Why the manager Qiao hadn’t soon found that he remitted to a wrong card and why he could trust a strange phone number?
I guess the 1.75 million is a bribe, you know China is a developing country, most bribers won’t ask the official if they had received the money and the briberies are always very secret, maybe Qiao thought that the official used a strange phone and a strange card in order to protect himself, that’s a reasonable explanation why he remitted money to a strange card.